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Andersonville (1996)

The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.

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Jarrod Emick ...
Josiah Day
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Ted Marcoux ...
Martin Blackburn
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Hopkins
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Billy
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Collins
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Sgt. John Gleason
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Mad Matthew
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Tyce
Tony Higgins ...
Tucker
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Tobias
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Olek Wisnovsky
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Col. Chandler
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Ethan
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Sort of Civil War version of "Schindler's List" looks at the atrocities that occurred in the 1864 prisoner-of-war camp run by the Confederacy in Georgia. The prison originally planned to house 8000, eventually swelled to 33,000 which left little shelter, food or water for the prisoners and unclean conditions. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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3 March 1996 (USA)  »

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At some point during production, several reels of film were lost on the way from location in Georgia, to printing in California. Director John Frankenheimer had to reshoot the lost footage, which was about 40% of the trial sequence, in a new location in North Carolina, rebuilding parts of the original set to the last detail in order to match the coinciding Georgia scenes. See more »

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Capt. Wirz: *Tunnels*... are useless!
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Brutal misgivings among comrades in arms.
8 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

John Frankenheimer pain stakingly chronicles prisoners of war struggling to survive in an ill run Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. New prisoners are savagely introduced to the pecking order in this small pit of hell. Strong images support the story line for this well written and produced epic. Featured cast members in this trial of humanity are:Frederic Forrest, William Sanderson, Jarrod Emick, Jayce Bartok, Cliff De Young, Justin Henry and William H. Macy. It is hard to find fault in this glimpse of the notorious place called Andersonville.


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